Michelle Hainer

  • Michelle has written for The Washington Post, USA Today, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, Teen People, People, Country Living, Mommy Nearest, Today.com, and Trulia.com
  • She's been writing for The Spruce since December 2018
  • She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New York University


Michelle Hainer is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in numerous national publications. A former teen magazine editor, Michelle’s covered everything from pregnancy to peer pressure, but these days she writes mainly on the subjects she is most passionate about: parenting (she has two children, from whom she draws loads of inspiration), cooking (she loves finding new ways to make her favorite meals healthier), and, of course, eating (she’s never met a potato or a piece of dark chocolate she didn’t like).


About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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